Cinema

Art Deco Spin’ grand finale with Things to Come at MBC

Sun Aug 25, 2019

The Wolfsonian–FIU and Miami Beach Cinematheque are teaming up for a summer of art and film with an Art Deco spin! From drama to cult horror and even a musical romance, we’re bringing you Tinseltown talkies from the 1930s to look at how some of Hollywood’s heavyweight directors Deco-fied their elegant, streamlined sets. The grand finale in our Deco film series is … +

Cinema

MBC & The Wolfsonian, Art & Film together: The Black Cat

Sun Jul 28, 2019

The Wolfsonian–FIU and Miami Beach Cinematheque are teaming up for a summer of art and film with an Art Deco spin! From drama to cult horror and even a musical romance, they’re bringing you Tinseltown talkies from the 1930s to look at how some of Hollywood’s heavyweight directors Deco-fied their elegant, streamlined sets. Selected Sundays from 4pm, a guided tour of Deco: … +

Museums

The Wolfsonian exhibits Art of Labor

Through Sun Aug 11, 2019

American artists produced a flood of depictions of working men and women during the 1930s, a time of mass unemployment and union organizing. In doing so, they created art that only partly captured how the industrial revolution and the growth of the service economy had transformed the nature of work over the past half-century. The paintings and sculptures in this installation will … +

Museums

Frank Brangwyn: Bringing the Empire Home at The Wolfsonian

Through Mon May 27, 2019

Frank Brangwyn: Bringing the Empire Home spotlights the life and career of Frank Brangwyn (British, b. Belgium, 1867–1956), a versatile artist and designer working in the first half of the twentieth century. His murals, architectural plans, luxury interiors, and furniture vividly capture the many dimensions of Britain’s role as a colonial power and global trade giant. In his diverse works, Brangwyn harnessed the … +

Museums

The Wolfsonian–FIU: Two Exhibitions of Soviet Era Art and Design

Through Sun Aug 12, 2018

The 1917 Russian Revolution ushered in a relatively short-lived era of experimentation and idealism in the visual arts. Including some of the most iconic images in the history of graphic design, Constructing Revolution will present more than fifty Soviet propaganda posters, among them works by major figures of the early twentieth-century avant-garde such as Vladimir Mayakovsky and Alexander Rodchenko. These posters, offering … +

Cinema

Classic Italian Film Series: Fellini’s 8 1/2 at The Wolfsonian–FIU Museum

Fri 30 Mar, 2018

The Wolfsonian–FIU Museum will hold the second screening of classic Italian cinema in partnership with Cinema Italy! Federico Fellini’s autobiographical film about filmmaking, 8 1/2 (1963), was the Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Film in 1964. Presented with support from the Consolato Generale d’Italia and Florida International University’s Program in Eurasian Studies, Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies, and Italian Club. Free event … +

Museums

The Wolfsonian–FIU Museum: Selling the Golden Leaf

Through Sun 1 Apr, 2018

The Wolfsonian–FIU Museum exhibits Selling the Golden Leaf: Exoticism in Tobacco Advertising. This exhibition reveals how early twentieth-century tobacco companies pitched their products through association with tropical landscapes, colonial adventures, and non-Western peoples. The installation, drawn from The Wolfsonian–FIU Library’s collection, includes advertisements, labels, and books that relied on colorful, eye-catching images made possible by the advent of new printing technologies at the … +

Museums

Double Vision at The Wolfsonian

Fri 6 Oct, 2017 - Sun 1 Apr, 2018

Graphic design helps establish a visual identity—a brand—for a client. At the same time, it can express the designer’s individual creativity. To explore this dual nature of graphic identity, Vienna-based design studio Seite Zwei transforms The Wolfsonian’s façade and lobby with typefaces, abstract forms, and color schemes derived from the work of Julius Klinger, one of the pioneering graphic artists of the … +

Museums

America the Beautiful: American Indians and the Promotion of National Parks

Through Sun 8 Oct, 2017

When the U.S. government and railroad companies began encouraging leisure travel to National Parks in the first half of the twentieth century, they often used images of American Indians on promotional materials. Focusing on publicity for three parks—Everglades, Glacier, and Grand Canyon—this installation marks the 100th anniversary of the National Park system through a display of brochures, calendars, postcards, and souvenir artwork … +

Architecture

Double Vision at The Wolfsonian

Fri 6 Oct, 2017 - Sun 1 Apr, 2018

Graphic design helps establish a visual identity—a brand—for a client. At the same time, it can express the designer’s individual creativity. To explore this dual nature of graphic identity, Vienna-based design studio Seite Zwei transforms The Wolfsonian’s façade and lobby with typefaces, abstract forms, and color schemes derived from the work of Julius Klinger, one of the pioneering graphic artists of the … +

Design

Austrian Design through Julius Klinger/Seite Zwei at The Wolfsonian–FIU

Fri 6 Oct, 2017 - Sun 1 Apr, 2018

FIU unveils a pair of graphic design presentations, historic and contemporary, under the shared theme of “identity.” Exhibition Julius Klinger: Posters for a Modern Age presents the work of this pioneer graphic artist of the early 20th century, being the first U.S. solo show devoted to the designer. Complementing Julius Klinger is Double Vision, a two part contemporary installation by Vienna based … +

Visual Arts

The Wolfsonian exhibits 2 road trip-photography shows

Through Sun 8 Oct, 2017

The Wolfsonian Florida International University shines for Summer 2017 with two complementary photography displays delving into the possibilities of facing the open road with camera in hand. In a “then-and-now” balance, North and South: Berenice Abbott’s U.S. Route 1—featuring black-and-white images chronicling her 1954 journey along the American East Coast—will be in dialogue with The Long Road to Now: Digital Photos Inspired … +

Architecture

Material and Meaning: Earthenware, Stoneware, and Porcelain at The Wolfsonian, Miami

Ongoing

Ceramics can be held in our hands, decorate our homes, or be incorporated into the built environment around us.They are objects of both utility and ornament, articles of industry and commerce, and even vehicles of politicalpersuasion. To achieve these aesthetic and practical goals, designers and artists have to adapt the inherent material qualities of different kinds of clay. This array of ceramics … +

Museums

The Long Road to Now: Digital Photos Inspired by Berenice Abbott’s Road Trip

Fri 9 Jun, 2017 - Sun 8 Oct, 2017

Taking cues from the powerful images of North and South: Berenice Abbott’s U.S. Route 1 (organized by the Syracuse University Art Collection), thousands of today’s photographers have responded to the call from Instagram forum #JJ Community with a contemporary spin on Abbott’s work. The Long Road to Now: Digital Photos Inspired by Berenice Abbott’s Road Trip presents the top 15 submissions from … +

Museums

The Long Road to Now: Digital Photos Inspired by Berenice Abbott’s Road Trips

Fri 9 Jun, 2017 - Sun 8 Oct, 2017

Taking cues from the powerful images of North and South: Berenice Abbott’s U.S. Route 1, thousands of today’s photographers have responded to the call from Instagram forum #JJ Community with a contemporary spin on Abbott’s work. The Long Road to Now: Digital Photos Inspired by Berenice Abbott’s Road Trip presents the top 15 submissions from The Wolfsonian and #JJ’s global social media … +

Museums

In the Shadows: American Pulp Cover Art at The Wolfsonian-FIU

Sat 20 May, 2017

Investigating gender, crime, and other social issues in the United States, In the Shadows. . . explores pulp magazine and paperback cover art of the 1920s–1950s. Designed to appeal to male readers, the glossy cover illustrations of pulp featured stereotypical, often lurid, images of stereotypical gun-wielding gangsters, tough detectives, seductive or vulnerable women, and foreign enemies. Exhibition runs through Jul 9, 2017 … +

Editorial

‘North and South: Berenice Abbott’s U.S. Route 1’ at The Wolfsonian–FIU, Miami

“North and South: Berenice Abbott’s U.S. Route 1,” an exhibition of photos by Berenice Abbott, will be on view at the Wolfsonian–FIU, Miami from June 9 to October 8, 2017. The exhibition will feature a selection of 50 works by Abbott, who in 1954, journeyed along the length of U.S. Route 1, capturing the road, its towns, and inhabitants. This series presents a singular … +

Architecture

Pioneer of American Art Nouveau at The Wolfsonian–FIU Museum

Sat 8 Apr, 2017

William H. Bradley was America’s foremost graphic artist from the end of the nineteenth century into the 1930s. Derived from the Art Nouveau aesthetic, the flowing lines of his designs for advertisements, periodicals, catalogs, and posters made a marked impact on both commercial and fine art in the United States. The Wolfsonian–FIU Museum 1001 Washington Avenue Miami Beach, FL 33139 305.531.1001 www.wolfsonian.org